Thursday, May 27, 2010

City Kiddie

The weather in NYC has definitely been HOT! I finished this summer top for Melody a while ago, but last week was the first time she took it for a test drive. The pattern calls for sock weight yarn, but I used Sublime Organic Cotton DK. I knew I wanted for her to wear it in the summer and all I had for sock yarn was wool. I followed the 6 months size in the pattern, obviously using larger needles to accommodate the yarn, and made it longer. The top down construction made it easy to adjust the size. I kept measuring it against her pajama top so I knew when the length was perfect for her.The yarn is so soft and it was very nice to knit with. Which is not the case for all cottons. The knitted fabric has a very nice drape. I know she will get a lot of use out of this knitted cotton t-shirt. I purposely made it a little longer so she can wear it for more than one season.
Pattern: Country Kiddie by Brandy Fortune, you can purchase the pattern from Ravelry or from Pixie Purls.
Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Yarn: Sublime Organic Cotton DK in color: 94 Scrumble (light pink)
Size: I used the 6 month old size, but made it longer to fit my 2 yr old.

21 comments:

Muddling Through said...

Looks great! I can see it in the fall with a turtleneck under it. Melody looks like she's having a good time.

Rima said...

So cute on her. She is such a poser.

CelticCastOn said...

Cute! It looks so strange seeing her climb on the equipment, I still think of her as being a baby.

sue said...

Melody looks adorable in her new summer top. She is growing up so quickly isnt she.

riotyarn said...

That's super cute!

hetty said...

Cute little summer top. But even cuter is the model!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Great shirt - she'll be the talk of the playground set!

Jeanne said...

Very cute - I love that yarn and I think this is a great pattern for it

littlebirdbigcity said...

Oh my god. She is by far the cutest little thing EVER! I really want to squish her cheeks! Nice work on the top, it looks great.

Pixiepurls said...

Very cute, adore that hat on her, send me your e-mail address please!

Lynds said...

She is pure sweetness! The top is quite nice too! :D I love that pattern.

Hannah said...

I swear, you have the best knit clothing model right there! Your work is beautiful as always, but she could make anything look good.

Stephanie said...

she is growing up so fast!
(and the sweater and the model both look fantastic)

Rebekah said...

that top is so adorable! Melody looks so cute in it. I will keep this yarn in mind for future projects. I have some of the sublime Cashmerino yarn in my stash...it's soft, but I haven't knit with it yet.

Vicki Knitorious said...

That is adorable... and she's a cutie, too!!

craftivore said...

Super stylish cute city kiddie! Now you need to knit her a bathing suit so that she can go in the sprinklers at the park.

Rachel said...

Very cute summer top!

rhymeswithspoon said...

super adorable!!

Corrie said...

oh she is such a big girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow and such a cutie!

Corrie:)

joyce said...

that top is so cute! i love it.
melody is so big now!

LadyTr0uble said...

OMG Melody is cute! I can't help but leave you another "she's too cute!" because she absolutely is!